Monthly Archive:: April 2012

In 2007 a Trojan made its way through the internet and into the computers of millions of users. This Trojan changed the DNS of the infected computers to a rogue DNS network that the creators of the Trojan had control of. The DNS or Domain Name System is the system which translates a domain name into an IP address for locating the domain on the internet. For instance when you type in Facebook.com, it is translated into the IP address 69.171.234.32, which is the IP address used for finding the website on the internet.   What The Trojan Does: The DNSChanger Trojan infects the computer and changes the DNS settings. This allows the rogue DNS network to direct the user to any page they want

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There is often a negative perception about physical activity. People make excuses for not doing, accusing the lack of time, justifying fatigue as a reason to avoid playing sports. But what we must remember is to start simply. Do not ask questions, not to wonder if it tempts us or not, but welcome every time you do something for your health.   The first thing to do and what I believe essential is to have a goal other than weight loss. Of course, there may be weight, but I think what is even more powerful is goals like “I want more energy to play with my daughter.” It often gives us courage to proceed anyway. Then I would advise to have an assessment of your

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By making commenting easier for both frequent readers and newcomers, Disqus encourages discussion on your website and stimulates more traffic and word-of-mouth sharing as a result. Despite having been founded just five short years ago, the Disqus commenting platform has grown exponentially in popularity, and is used by more than half a billion people on some of the biggest sites on the web. To see for yourself what makes Disqus a preferred choice for so many different people, consider the following top five content marketing benefits of using Disqus as a commenting platform. 1. Sign-in From Multiple Credentials Only the most devoted commenters and frequent readers will go through the trouble of creating a completely new account on your website just to have their say

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In the United States, the Americans with Disabilities Act protects the rights of individuals with disabilities. One of the results of this legislation is the wide range of technological devices available to assist the 20 percent of Americans with some kind of disability. These devices are designed to allow them to complete tasks that their disability affects. What Is Assistive Technology? Assistive technology is a broad term describing any sort of technological device that provides assistance to a disabled individual. It may be an item, piece of equipment, software or product system. The assistive technology increases or maintains the functional capabilities of a person who has a disability. Anyone who has a disability is eligible to receive assistive technology from one of many sources. Schools

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Technology has revolutionized many areas of life, and emergencies are no exception. From the moment an emergency occurs to the time you see a doctor in the ER, there are many ways technology helps the process go as smoothly as possible. Consider these technological advances that you may encounter during each stage of an emergency situation. Emergency Happens In recent years there’s been an influx of technological products that help identify emergency situations and alert the proper authorities. One of the major developments was about 15 years ago, when cell phones became more common, increasing the speed at which people contact emergency departments after an accident happened away from home. Now we’re seeing that technology in smaller and more specialized forms. For example, life alerts

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The Windows/Mac debate may rage on. But whether or not you feel like a PC, there are more than two operating platforms to choose from. The tech savvy among us tend to gravitate to more open operating systems, like Ubuntu or Linux. In addition, the advent of the age of smart phones means that platforms must be developed to create applications for those devices. Some companies, like BrewMP, even market platforms that can give feature phones the capacity of an iPhone or Droid equivalent. These changes mean not only a big boom for developers, but an advantage for any business. An operating platform can be designed with you in mind. What is a platform? A platform is the marriage of an operating system, like those mentioned above, and

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On the surface, it seems that it is the appearance of a website that serves to entice more and more people towards a particular website. Well, to majority of people’s surprise it is usability and utility of a website playing more for increasing visitors of a site rather than its visual impression, though it still counts a lot in triggering initial interest into a visitor’s mind towards a site. That is why we see the focus of web designing tilting towards inculcation of usability and utility into a website design rather than merely adding to its visual attraction. That is why we enlist certain tips in this article that should assist website design firms in providing their clients with web design solutions that will not

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Since the launch of Google Earth, millions of users have enjoyed exploring our planet in a variety of ways. The original desktop application has been reinvented over and over to include use on mobile devices. From Android phones to the iPhone and now even the iPad. However, with the many features available for the iPad version of Google Earth, it still lacks one feature many users have enjoyed.   Features Included: Like many other versions of Google Earth, you are able to view areas of the planet that many have only read about in textbooks or have seen on National Geographic. If you want to explore the mountains of Budapest, you can easily find them in stunning color and detail.   For those who have

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Today, businesses seem to have getting a better understanding of how important social videos can be for virtual business promotion. Ever increasing popularity of SVM (Social Video Marketing) is much of a testimony to it. Let us just have a basic idea of what SVM actually is. Social Video Marketing SVM involves usage of diverse tools and technologies in initiating and supporting social activities around a video, and for businesses this means using them for pure business purposes. It entails social video marketers to create, distribute, and share video content (developed for business purposes in this case) through various tools like popular social networks, blogs, and other relevant support communities. 3 Cs of SVM – Content, Conversation, and Community Success of SVM lies in realization

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Discounts are usually a good thing, right? Certainly not, if they don’t actually get you a better deal. Many companies use marketing and advertising tactics that can bother consumers to the point of anger and frustration. We’ve all been there, but if you can manage to ignore or block the spamming emails and false promises that companies have been known to offer, then at least you will have found peace and maybe a little discount at the end of the tunnel. You just need to know what to look for and what to avoid. Text Message Marketing: How Did They Get My Number? Companies vying for your dollars have turned to cell phones as the latest marketing strategy. Most people enjoy the sensation that accompanies

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